Hadees and Quotes on Mothers – Maa


Mothers Day


The Quran

  • “We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents; in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth” (46:15).
  • “Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. And out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: ‘My Lord! bestow on them Thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood’  (17:23-24).

The Hadith

  • The Prophet Muhammad said, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him: Your Heaven lies under the feet of your mother (Ahmad, Nasai).
  • A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet said: [Your mother]. The man said, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: [Then your mother.] The man further asked, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: [Then your mother]. The man asked again, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: [Then your father.]. (Bukhari, Muslim).
  • Abu Usaid Saidi said: We were once sitting with Rasulullah when a man from the tribe of Salmah came and said to him: O Messenger of Allah! do my parents have rights over me even after they have died? And Rasulullah said: Yes. You must pray to Allah to bless them with His Forgiveness and Mercy, fulfill the promises they made to anyone, and respect their relations and their friends (Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah).

Quotes from Different sources

  • A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for  five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan
  • Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont
  • The phrase “working mother” is redundant. ~Jane Sellman
  • A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ~Author  Unknown
  • Sweater, garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~Ambrose Bierce
  • The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men – from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895
  • He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men’s mothers. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
    ~William Shakespeare
  • An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. ~Spanish Proverb
  • When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty
  • If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle
  • Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more  certain they are their own. ~ Aristotle
  • Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare To lessen or misunderstand. ~Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort. ~John Lancaster Spalding
  • Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep
  • What are Raphael’s Madonnas but the shadow of a mother’s love, fixed in permanent outline forever? ~Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests. ~Author Unknown
  • Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~Marion C. Garretty
  • [A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. ~Emily Dickinson
  • Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. ~Lisa Alther
  • Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother. ~Beverly Jones
  • The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother’s Day are the good ones. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
  • A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother’s love endures through all. ! ~ Washington Irving
  • With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood. ~Isadora Duncan
  • One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert
  • Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~T. DeWitt Talmage
  • Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I miss thee, my Mother! Thy image is still The deepest impressed on my heart. ~Eliza Cook
  • It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~From the television show The Golden Girls
  • The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room. ~Henry Ward Beecher
  • The desolation and terror of, for the first time, realizing that the mother can lose you, or you her, and your own abysmal loneliness and helplessness without her. ~Francis Thompson
  • Women who miscalculate are called mothers. ~Abigail Van Buren
  • A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done. ~Author Unknown
  • One lamp – thy mother’s love – amid the stars Shall lift its pure flame changeless, and before
    The throne of God, burn through eternity – Holy – as it was lit and lent thee here. ~Nathaniel Parker Willis
  • God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. ~Jewish Proverb
  • All mothers are working mothers. ~Author Unknown
  • Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey
  • A Mother’s Love
    • Your arms were always open when I needed a hug.
      Your heart understood when I needed a friend.
      Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson.
      Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.